A Rubber Stamp And Some Copic Sketch Markers Make the Perfect Father’s Day Card

I wanted this years handmade Father’s Day card to have a special meaning.  My husbands parents have alot of bird feeders on there lake front property and they love to see all the beautiful birds that come to the feeders.  They also have bears that frequently help themselves to the bird food.

So for this years card I used the House Mouse rubber stamp and colored in the image with Copic Sketch markers.  I then layered the image onto a solid piece of cardstock and layered again onto a very soft piece of cardstock that brought all the colors together.


Now how does a bear come into this Fathers Day Card, well here is the inside of the card.  I computer generated the saying but then I cut out a bear with my Cricut Expression machine using the Animal Kingdom Cricut cartridge.  Well I had to crop the inside since when I took the picture it had our mushy sentiments inside but this is what is said:



Wishing the Best Poppa a Very Happy Father’s Day!

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Making A Father’s Day Card With The Cricut Expression And The Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge

With Father’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to make a fun Cricut card for my Dad.  Last month when I was visiting my family, we were getting silly one afternoon and were all making fish faces.  I even got my Dad to make one.  Anyway, I wanted his card to have a memory of that silly afternoon.

I went through my Cricut Cartridges and the Animal Kingdom was the winner again.  There is a Fishy Kisses saying along with a fish face.  It was so simple to make with just three layers, but ohhhhhhh so cute.

Happy Father’s Day Dad ~ You’re the Best!


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Handmade Birthday Cards Are So Much Fun To Make When You Have A Cricut Expression Machine And A Great Cricut Card Idea

I always loved to make handmade cards, but it is so much fun with a Cricut Expression machine.  My nephew is turning 13 and I needed to make a “cool” card.  When Luke was out visiting us a few years ago, we were always laughing so I wanted his card to make him laugh.

So using the Animal Kingdom Cricut cartridge I cut out the cow and all of the layers.  Added some stickles to give him (the cow) a little “pizazz”.  Then using the Cricut Gypsy, I welded together the phrase for the front of the card using Plantin Schoolbook and before I added it to the front of the card with pop dots, I used a white opaque Martha Stewart marker and added some polka dots.  Oops I almost forgot the grass is also from Plantin Schoolbook grass border.


For the inside of the card I used the Beyond Birthdays Cricut cartridge for the phrase Happy Birthday and then I found a similar font for the birthday boys name.


Hope you enjoyed my birthday card, and my funny sense of humor.  Wishing Luke a Fantastic 13th Birthday!

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A Great Cricut Card Idea for a Get Well Card Using Life’s A Beach Cartridge

Happy Tuesday Everyone ~ Hope you are all having a Wonderful Day

Today I needed to make a get well card for a dear friend who is going through a rough patch with his health.  I’m sure that he is receiving alot of cards with your typical message inside.  I on the other hand wanted to make him a handmade get well card to definitely put a smile on his face, so I decided to make a Get Whale Soon Card.

cricut card idea get whale soon

get well cricut card idea

I cut the whale with my Cricut Expression machine using the Life’s A Beach Cricut cartridge, along with the border of waves.

Then I used my Cricut Gypsy for the inside message using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for the font and the welding function to attach the letters together.

I had to give this card some “bling” so I used Baby Blue Stickles to add to the waves, and also made some polka dots on the letters with my Zig writer marker.

I hope that this card is what the doctor ordered to put a smile on his face.  Hope you like it too!

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Another Great Cricut Card Idea For Mother’s Day, Using the Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge

This year I wanted to make our Mother’s Day cards using my Cricut Expression machine.  I recently purchased the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge and really took a look at all the great images that were on  this cartridge.  I can see many fun Cricut card ideas coming from this one cartridge.

The bicycle built for two would be perfect.  Since the cards are from my husband and myself this would work out great.  I filled the basket with some flowers from the Walk In My Garden Cricut cartridge, along with a small Prima flower with a rhinestone in the middle.  For the center of the wheels I used a flower punch and added a rhinestone again for that added bling.   I wanted to put two people on the bicycle seats, so again from the Sweethearts cartridge there is an  image of the couple sitting at the cafe table would work, since they were sitting on a chair and now would be on the seat of this bicycle.  All I needed to do was snip there hands apart.  This Sweethearts cartridge is really fun!  I can’t wait to make more cricut cards with it.

When I was done with these cards they looked adorable, and with our own saying inside that I printed with my computer would really make our Moms happy.

When I showed them to my husband, he thought they were cute but he had an idea.  To cut our faces out of a picture and put them on the bodies of the couple.  During Christmas you see that they have “elf yourself” on the computer, well we just did that on our card.  What a great cricut card idea that was.  Hope you enjoy the card, I had so much fun making them.

Wishing our Moms a Fantastic Mother’s Day, because they only deserve the Best!


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